Poor Economics

Poor Economics
  • Author : Abhijit Banerjee
  • Publsiher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 27 March 2012
  • ISBN : 1610391608
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 49 ratings
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The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. Called "marvelous, rewarding" by the Wall Street Journal, the book offers a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty and an intimate view of life on 99 cents a day. Poor Economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.


Poor Economics

Poor Economics
  • Author : Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 27 March 2012
GET THIS BOOKPoor Economics

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. Called "marvelous, rewarding" by


Poor Economics

Poor Economics
  • Author : Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 27 March 2012
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The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. Called "marvelous, rewarding" by


Poor Economics

Poor Economics
  • Author : Abhijit V Banerjee,Esther Duflo
  • Publisher : Random House India
  • Release : 20 November 2011
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WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS Imagine you have a few million dollars. You want to spend it on the poor. How do you go about it? Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world’s poor. But much of their work is based on assumptions about the poor and the world that are untested generalizations at best, harmful misperceptions at worst. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered


Good Economics for Hard Times

Good Economics for Hard Times
  • Author : Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 12 November 2019
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The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it. Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption,


Poor Economics

Poor Economics
  • Author : Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo
  • Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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From the award-winning founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, a transformative reappraisal of the world of the extreme poor, their lives, desires, and frustrations.


The Economics of Poverty

The Economics of Poverty
  • Author : Martin Ravallion
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 07 January 2016
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While there is no denying that the world has made huge progress against absolute poverty over the last 200 years, until recent times the bulk of that progress had been made in wealthy countries only. The good news is that we have seen greater progress against poverty in the developing world in recent times-indeed, a faster pace of progress against extreme poverty than the rich world saw over a period of 100 years or more of economic development. However, continuing progress is


The Economics of Poverty Traps

The Economics of Poverty Traps
  • Author : Christopher B. Barrett,Michael Carter,Jean-Paul Chavas,Michael R. Carter
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 11 January 2019
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What circumstances or behaviors turn poverty into a cycle that perpetuates across generations? The answer to this question carries especially important implications for the design and evaluation of policies and projects intended to reduce poverty. Yet a major challenge analysts and policymakers face in understanding poverty traps is the sheer number of mechanisms—not just financial, but also environmental, physical, and psychological—that may contribute to the persistence of poverty all over the world. The research in this volume explores


More Than Good Intentions

More Than Good Intentions
  • Author : Dean Karlan,Jacob Appel
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Draws on behavioral economics and interviews with villagers from some of the world's most impoverished regions to demonstrate how small changes in banking, insurance, health care, and other initiatives can significantly improve poverty rates.


The Economics of Poverty, Inequality and Wealth Accumulation in Mexico

The Economics of Poverty, Inequality and Wealth Accumulation in Mexico
  • Author : M. Székely
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 21 September 1998
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The aim of this book is to understand why despite a considerable increase in average income in Mexico during the 1984-1992 period of economic liberalization, the conditions of the poorest of the poor deteriorated and income inequality increased. To explain why some individuals were able to take advantage of the opportunities which the economy was generating, while others were prevented from doing so, the author suggests some methodology to extract additional information from poverty and inequality measures, and test the


The End of Poverty

The End of Poverty
  • Author : Jeffrey Sachs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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An international economic advisor shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, posing solutions to top political, environmental, and social problems that contribute to poverty.


Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail
  • Author : Daron Acemoğlu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.


Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense
  • Author : Dr. Dan Ariely,Jeff Kreisler
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 07 November 2017
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Why is paying for things painful? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something in the present just because we’ve overpaid for it in the past? Why is it easy to pay $4 for a soda on vacation, when we wouldn’t spend more than $1 on that same soda at our local grocery store? We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually use our money, we engage our hearts more


The Bottom Billion

The Bottom Billion
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 25 May 2007
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In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of


The Tyranny of Experts

The Tyranny of Experts
  • Author : William Easterly
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 04 March 2014
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Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with “benevolent autocrats,” leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor. In The Tyranny of Experts, economist William Easterly, bestselling author of The White


Poor Numbers

Poor Numbers
  • Author : Morten Jerven
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 01 February 2013
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One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing countries and vital to nongovernmental organizations and other entities that provide financial aid to them. Rich countries and international financial institutions such as the World Bank allocate their development resources on the basis of such data. The paucity of accurate statistics